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Sarcophagus of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1613
Name Sarcophagus of unknown person(s)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Schokland, Museum Schokland
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Tapered stone chest and lid, the latter with geometric patterns
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1000-1100
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious
Grave findings
Additional remarks The chest and lid do not belong together
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Name
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Material(s)
  • stone
Specification red sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 224 x 73 x 0
Completeness The bottom of the chest is largely missing
Condition The lid is worn and overgrown with moss
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks The above-mentioned dimensions are those of the lid. Width: 73 cm at the top and 67 cm at the bottom.
Provenance
Provenance The chest was found in 1952 while digging the Kuindertocht (a canal), near Kuinre in the Noordoostpolder. The origin of the lid is unknown.
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Kuiken, Kees, Zandstenen grafkisten in middeleeuws Drenthe, Nieuwe Drentse Volksalmanak 123 (2006), 153-170, 160, 164
  • Martin, H., Vroeg-middeleeuwse zandstenen sarcophagen in Frieland en elders in Nederland (Drachten 1957), 83; no. 115
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information and photograph provided by Christine Waslander and Peter Homan (inv. no. II 12)

Sarcophagus (lid) of [1613] Sarcophagus of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone chest and lid, the latter with geometric patterns
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 224 x 73 x 0
Date
Year 1000-1100
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Schokland, Museum Schokland
Collection
Collection identifier Z 1952 XII 463 (chest)
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The sarcophagus is located outside the church, on the museum terrain
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Sarcophagus (lid)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • religious attributes or symbols
  • geometric patterns
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Chest, interior: drove work, a cross staff and a double cross staff on each side, a cross staff flanked by two crosiers on the head end, and a cross staff on the foot end. Lid: a central vertical line with cross connections and triangles on the sides.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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